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APB's adventurer speakers have pushed their minds and bodies to the absolute limits of human endurance. From professional mountaineers and Olympians to photojournalists and deep sea explorers, these adventurer speakers offer exciting stories and inspirational words sure to enthrall audiences and motivate them to overcome their own personal trials and obstacles.


Physician of International Medicine & Founder of

Dr. Kevin Pho is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician and is the founder and editor of Dr. Pho’s dual perspectives as a practicing physician and a health care social media leader highlight his unique social media...

World Champion Adventure Racer & New York Times Best-Selling Author

A world champion adventure racer, San Diego city firefighter, and founder of World Class Teams, Flashover Seminars, and the Project Athena Foundation, Robyn Benincasa accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things.

Best-Selling Author & "Human Guinea Pig"

Renowned as "the human guinea pig," A.J. Jacobs has outsourced his life to India, read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in a quest to become the smartest person in the world, lived modern life as the ultimate biblical man, and followed every...

Climber, Adventurer, World-Class Filmmaker

David Breashears is an adventurer and filmmaker. He and his team were the first to film with an IMAX camera at the top of the world with Everest: Mountain Without Mercy.

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

President, Ocean Exploration Trust & Deep-Sea Explorer

One of the world's most accomplished deep-sea explorers, Robert Ballard discovered the RMS Titanic and President Kennedy's PT-109. He is the Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society.

Host, Survivorman

Speaker Les Stroud is a filmmaker and survival expert best known as the host of the TV show Survivorman. He shares survival skills to help people navigate life.

Entrepreneur & First Female Private Space Explorer

Speaker Anousheh Ansari is both the first female private space explorer and the first Iranian astronaut. She also co-founded Telecom Technologies and Prodea Systems.

Motivator / Photojournalist

Jones is one of America's top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty-five years. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty. Fifteen years with "National Geographic",...

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

A world-renowned athlete and adventurer, speaker Grant Korgan continues to climb and ski around the globe after having suffered a spinal cord injury.

Adventurer / Entrepreneur / Author

Hillary is a powerful and dynamic speaker who takes his audience "with him" on one of his many extraordinary experiences: to the summit of Mt. Everest; traversing Antarctica to the South Pole; feeding a pod of sharks; or making a terrifying...


As host of PBS's Bridge the Gap, speaker Chris Bashinelli invites viewers to find common ground with people from around the world.


For over 35 years, John Amatt has been leading expeditions. As founder of One Step Beyond WorldWide, he pushes people to go beyond their self-imposed limitations.

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Author & Television Host, Globe Trekker

Holly Morris is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, and television host. Her newest documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Through her work, she has lectured widely to talk about post-...

Founder of Kanchi & The Ability Awards

A visually impaired social entrepreneur working to enhance the relationship between disability and society, Caroline has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She was the first Irish person to be appointed a...

Inspirational Mountaineer

Speaker Sharon Wood is the first North American woman to summit Mount Everest. She is also the founder of Mountain Gate Community School.

Ultramarathon Man

“Dean Karnazes might just be the fittest man in the world,” writes Men’s Fitness. A remarkable athlete and marathon runner, he is the author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner. Always wanting to do more, to...

Adventurer, Author, World- Class Motivational Speaker

Born in Apartheid era, South Africa, Neal Petersen was the least likely person to become an international yachtsman and successful businessman. He overcame the most insurmountable of circumstances and through incredible perseverance and driving...

Preeminent Polar Explorer

Ann Bancroft is the first known woman in history to cross the ice to the North and South Poles. She leads the Ann Bancroft Foundation, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the potential of females.

Emmy-Winning TV Host

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars (ABC) and Entertainment Tonight (CBS), Emmy winner Samantha Harris is also a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed at 40). Since speaking publicly about her battle, she has enthralled...

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